Demon’s Souls streamer Distortion2 has figured out the mystery of the remake’s new hidden door, which has perplexed players since it was recently discovered a few days ago. While there were some rumors that developer Blueprint Games might add generous new content or reconstruct locations removed from Demon’s Souls’ original release, the locked door and the item it contains are the most significant changes from the original discovered so far.
The legend of the Demon’s Souls locked door started just days after the game was released on the PlayStation 5. Reputable Souls content creators such as Vaati started posting about the hidden door, which was located behind an illusory wall not found in the original game.
Players instantly made efforts in trying to open the door, or get by it, in the case of Distortion2, who figured a way to get out of bounds and into the other side. There, he stumbled upon a corpse of a knight holding an item, but a huge invisible wall kept him from going near it in any way except for the door.
We solved the mystery of the hidden door! Thanks for making such a great secret to get all the community involved @bluepointgames Was awesome looking for the coins in SOTC Remake and again in Demon's Souls Remake 😀 pic.twitter.com/gNpozqEztJ
— Distortion2 (@Distortion_2) November 19, 2020
A few hours ago, it was also Distortion2 who discovered the appropriate solution to Demon’s Souls’ new mystery. Earlier today, players started discovering Ceramic Coins, a new item that can only be located in the remake’s Fractured Mode, which itself will only be accessible after finishing the main campaign.
With a Pure White or Pure White World Tendency, players can locate the rare items in breakable boxes. Members of the game’s fan base quickly related these coins to the mysterious door, expecting that they were the key to opening the secret passageway.
As Distortion 2 revealed, the answer to the puzzle lays in trading 26 ceramic coins to Sparkly the Crow in exchange for a key. On the stream where he successfully unlocked the secret door, the streamer guessed that the number was a reference to the 26 years that have passed since FromSoftware launched King’s Field.
Behind the door, the streamer found a new armor set that fans have been wishing for since the original Demon’s Souls game. The Penetrator Armor set belongs to a boss of a similar name and is being considered by players as one of the coolest looking armor sets in the game. After locating the armor set, Distortion 2 immediately wore his new clothes for a victory lap.
Loyal FromSoftware fans are popular for analyzing every nook and cranny of the studio’s games, and it’s certain that this spirit has been carried over into BluePoint’s remake. While Distortion2 was the only player to finally solve the mystery of the secret door, finding the answer was a community endeavor from one of the most committed fan bases in the gaming industry.
With the mysterious door finally unlocked and the Penetrator Armor set finally found, it remains to be seen whether the development team has hidden other things for players to discover next. There are speculations of a DLC already emerging, though provided the response from some fans to any talk of changes in the remake, the idea of totally new content may be out of the question.
For now, fans at least have a remarkable new armor set to work moving forward in Demon’s Souls, if they are able to surpass the daunting challenge of getting it.